HOW IS THE ORGANIZATION THAT RECEIVES THE GROUP DONATION CHOSEN AT EACH MEETING?
A member who’s signed the Membership Commitment Form can submit the name of a local organization. At random, three organizations will be selected the Friday before the meeting. The nominating members or a representative from the charity will give a short, five minute presentation as to why the organization should receive the donation and then spend about two minutes for Q&A.
Once per year, any member can submit a charitable organization for consideration; however, he must submit a Charity Nomination Form by end of day the Thursday prior to the scheduled meeting. If we receive more than 3 charities, we’ll draw 3 on the Friday before the meeting. If we don’t receive 3 charity nominations by the Thursday before, we’ll continue taking charity nominations until we reach 3. The member who nominates the organization or a representative from the charity will present on behalf of the selected charity. Should a charity not be awarded the money during the meeting, the member can resubmit the same organization for the next meeting. Should the member wish to nominate a different charity, they need to wait a year.
WHICH ORGANIZATIONS ARE ELIGIBLE FOR CONSIDERATION?
In order to be considered at a meeting, an organization must serve the Scugog area and it must be a registered, not-for-profit or charitable organization able to provide tax receipts for donations. We are not considering nominations to national or international charities, programs, or organizations, as the current focus is on contributing to our local community.
A charity can be nominated at each meeting as long is has not been a recipient of the group’s donation in the past year. The exception is a specific program within a large organization (for example, a specific department or program within a hospital), which may be considered again after one year for a different program or department.
ARE DONATIONS TAX DEDUCTIBLE?
Absolutely! Only registered, not-for-profit and charitable organizations will be sponsored by the group. Cheques are written directly to selected charitable organizations (not to 100 Men of Scugog) at each meeting. If they cannot be sent electronically, tax receipts will be issued directly by the charitable organization to each member of 100 Men of Scugog.
WHAT IF I AM UNABLE TO ATTEND A MEETING?
If a Member cannot attend a meeting he can do one of two things:
He can send in a blank, signed cheque with a trusted friend or another member to the meeting (preferred). The surrogate member will then write in the name of the charity that is chosen on the cheque and give it to the Founders on his behalf. A friend acting as a surrogate member may not vote on behalf of the absent member unless a Proxy Ballot is completed (see below).
He can contact the organizers at firstname.lastname@example.org and arrange to deliver his signed cheque.
We have introduced the “Proxy Ballot” for those who are unable to attend a meeting. You can give another member authority to vote on your behalf as long as they present the proxy Ballot form AND a cheque for $100 on your behalf.
CAN I JUST SEND THE DONATION TO THE CHARITY MYSELF?
Because the goal of 100 Men in Scugog is to make a large donation on behalf of the whole group, the answer is no. We want to be able to support this endeavor and give at least $10,000 at one time to make a large impact in our community – with each member’s donation being part of the larger donation. This is the power of individuals united for a cause! We also need to be able to track your donations so that you get credit for the donation and remain an active, voting-eligible member of the group.
HOW MUCH OF MY DONATION GOES TO ADMINISTRATIVE COSTS OF 100 Men of Scugog?
Zero! 100 Men of Scugog is organized and operated by a volunteer team. Everything else has been given to us by generous donors in our community. 100% of the money raised at our meetings goes directly to the selected organization!
HOW LONG DO THE MEETINGS LAST?
Meetings are intended to be very short and will last no longer than 60 minutes; however, members are invited to socialize after each meeting.
CAN MEMBERS BRING A FRIEND TO THE MEETING?
Of course you can! We are always seeking philanthropic men to contribute their energy to the group.
In order to vote, he would need to bring a signed Membership Commitment form to the meeting and become a member, but guests are free to observe and contribute a donation if he likes.
WHY DO YOU NEED MEMBERS’ PERSONAL INFORMATION?
100 Men of Scugog collects members’ information (including name, address, and email address) strictly for the purpose of maintaining our membership list and assisting charitable organizations when creating individual tax receipts.
100 Men of Scugog will not sell, give, or otherwise share your personal information without your express consent, unless required by law.
HOW DO I JOIN?
Fill out the 100 Men Scugog Membership Commitment and forward it to us.